The Squid Launcher

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Part 2: Beetle battle

Not long after my first battle, I encountered another beetle… Only this time, it was on the wall in my room. It was terrifying.

I hate when bugs are in my house in general, but when they’re on a wall, I feel like they have an advantage.

Of course, I didn’t notice it until I was in bed. My light was on, and I caught a glimpse of it. For about 30 minutes, I paced back and forth with a broom, hoping I could somehow work up the courage to knock it down. I felt sweaty and stiff. No part of me was ready for it.

I finally swatted the broom in the bug’s direction. At first, I thought I killed it, but then it hit my leg – I wasn’t sure if it flew into my leg, or if my small fan launched it towards me. I let out a squeal, and jumped on top of my bed. I figured it had to be under there, but I didn’t want to check. Who knew? Maybe it would be right at the edge, waiting for me to look for it so it could jump on my face. That was my thought.


Picture from Pinterest: f5/41/3d/f5413d0e1c0c2b029a9ed 6d15420fc65.jpg

I somehow worked up the courage to shine my phone flashlight under there to check for it. I couldn’t see anything that resembled the beetle, much to my mixed feelings of relief and terror. I didn’t want to sleep knowing it might still be somewhere, but part of me was thankful I didn’t find it.

It was a while before I decided what to do, but I eventually crawled back into bed, the light still on, Netflix distracting me. Seconds later, I saw a black spot on the top of my comforter. The beetle was alive! This honestly made my a little teary (terrible, I know), but at least it was off the wall. I had a chance. I grabbed the largest book I could find off my shelf, held it above my head, and swung. Almost. It went more along the lines of me “almost swinging” the book for five or more attempts. I wanted to sleep, and I definitely wasn’t going to be able to as long as the beetle was there.

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Beetle battle

My apartment is pretty clean. I feel very thankful there aren’t many bugs and crawly creatures visiting me.

When I was getting ready for work the other day, something that looked like a beetle started running for safety under my bed. I don’t like bugs, so I was immediately freaked out. My door closes by itself if I don’t use something to keep it open. I have a blue wedge that typically props the door open. It was easily within my reach, so I grabbed it and smashed the bug several times. It seemed to be undeterred by this, so I grabbed my dry shampoo and sprayed it. It was just sitting there, sort of flipped over, so I left it, shook off my goosebumps and started to get ready for the day. I figured I’d come back to pick it up and throw it away later. I needed a break.

Coming back for it, armed with a few sheets of paper towel, I tried to grab it, but it moved and somehow ended up closer to me. I grabbed an old t-shirt draped across my dresser, tossed it on top of it, and jumped up and down on it. I quickly scooped up the shirt and shook it over the toilet. As I went to flush it, the beetle’s legs were still kicking, which really added to my level of shivers.

The rest of the morning was a bit of a struggle. I felt weak in the legs and a bit chilled. It’s a little unnerving when all of your usual “tricks” to get rid of a bug don’t seem to work.

Clearly I need to up my game and come up with a newย plan. Thank you, beetle?

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The best party ever

I came across this gem on Pinterest… It was too cute and funny not to share.


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You do not want to be thin if you’re a turkey

I laughed pretty hard when I saw this picture on Pinterest earlier. It’s getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving with every day! If I was a turkey, I think I would have tried to hide starting a while ago.


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Look what I can do!

The other day I greatly enjoyed watching The Emperor’s New Groove. It’s such a classic from when I was younger. Every time I watch it, I laugh so hard when Kronk is trying to decide whether or not to save the emperor when he’s in a bag about to fall to his death over a giant waterfall. Kronk is trying to listen to both his shoulder angel and also the devil on the other side. Ultimately, he chooses to save the emperor, but I laugh when the devil on his shoulder gives the three reasons why Kronk should listen to him. One of the devil’s reasons is because he can do a hand stand. He says to Kronk, “Reason number two, look what I can do.” After that, he proudly shows off his handstand abilities.

I thought, hey, the next time I have to persuade someone, I should do a fancy trick. After all, there’s nothing more convincing than that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess I better start practicing!


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I’ve got a mouse!

I think this is pretty funny although I think there are a lot of people who are figuring out what to do with computers these days.


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Imma join this team

I greatly enjoy this T-shirt I found on Pinterest. I would really like to get it sometime! Something tells me I would fit in well… ๐Ÿ™‚


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Yes, she’s checking him out

After a difficult day of classes here on the island, it’s refreshing to find something to laugh at. I especially enjoyed this picture I found on Pinterest. I hope it brings you some laughs too!




What happens when you have little siblings…

In my defense, I tried to get them to calm down a little bit. They love Craig, what can I say? ๐Ÿ™‚



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Squirrels in my pants

I needed a good laugh while getting ready for finals. This one definitely brightened my day and gave my brain a break. I hope you think it’s as funny as I do! I love Phineas and Ferb…and I sincerely encourage you to sing along! It’s pretty fun.

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